6 Questions to Challenge Your Beliefs

6 Questions to Challenge Your Beliefs
Reading time: 5 minutes Jul 28th 2015

I believe that the Meta Model is one of the most important parts of NLP. I have been lucky enough to hear Richard (Bandler) explain the Meta Model as well as some other great trainers such as John and Kathleen LaValle. Indeed, when Brian Colbert and I teach our NLP courses (www.nlp.ie) with the Irish Institute of NLP, the language…

ALL you need to know about Positive Thinking

ALL you need to know about Positive Thinking
Reading time: 3 minutes Jun 30th 2015

There are thousands of books available in the field of self-improvement. The core of most of them is the same. Think positively and you will be more successful. Of course, there is much more to success than simply thinking positively. It is easy to attack such books or proclaim them as having all the answers. I want to do something…

The Power of Sarcastic Thinking

The Power of Sarcastic Thinking
Reading time: 4 minutes Jun 9th 2015

My Sarcastic Series is a set of videos on my YouTube channel where I teach people a number of different things from becoming nervous in front of any audience to becoming miserable and being a bad leader. In each video, I outline steps which you need to take in order to make your life worse and point out what ‘other people’ would…

THE KEY TO HANDLING ANGER

THE KEY TO HANDLING ANGER
Reading time: 2 minutes May 18th 2015

I was asked a question by a participant the other day about controlling anger. She asked what she needed to do in order to stop herself from getting angry. Anger is one of those emotions which clouds our judgment quite quickly. Our amygdala in our limbic system (the emotional area of our brain) is hijacked by an emotion like anger and…

3 SIMPLE TOOLS FOR ATTITUDE CHANGE

3 SIMPLE TOOLS FOR ATTITUDE CHANGE
Reading time: 2 minutes May 12th 2015

I was teaching a course in the Middle East today and, for the first time, shared a number of different approaches to changing your attitude that are simple, easy and fast to apply. As the audience did the exercise, I realised that they grasped it quickly. So, I figured why not offer you the same three approaches. These approaches can…

SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO

SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO
Reading time: 2 minutes May 5th 2015

I was chatting with a friend of mine recently and during one particularly deep moment we discussed how so many people, including ourselves, tend to live each day looking forward to something in the future. We talked about being more ‘accepting’ and ‘appreciating what we have’ instead of seemingly always having this gap that can only be filled by an…

Success Series: How to Study Effectively

Success Series: How to Study Effectively
Reading time: 1 minute May 5th 2015

In my latest NEW video & the first from my Success Series, I discuss and share some of the key skills to help you to study more effectively and to stay focused. Check out the video category in my blog for more great videos… If you found this useful and would like to sign up to be the first to receive…

THE ANTIDOTE TO BULLYING

THE ANTIDOTE TO BULLYING
Reading time: 6 minutes Apr 14th 2015

Recently, I came across an article in the New York Times that explored the public shamings that have taken place on twitter and online. Someone posts a stupid or racist joke in very poor taste… and they proceed to get shamed, humiliated and abused. Someone tells the world and, within a few days, online pressure has caused them to lose…

THE ART OF CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM

THE ART OF CONSTRUCTIVE CRITICISM
Reading time: 3 minutes Apr 7th 2015

Recently, I was sent a message from someone who was offended that I hid their post on my Facebook wall. Their post attacked someone I quoted who I care about a lot in my life. It basically suggested they came across extremely poorly to the person in a three hour event they had with them. They suggested lots of other…

THE 2 KEYS TO EMOTIONAL CONTROL

THE 2 KEYS TO EMOTIONAL CONTROL
Reading time: 4 minutes Mar 23rd 2015

What brought me into the area of psychology and NLP in the very first place was the possibility of emotional control. The idea that it was an option to have internal control over how we feel was an idea that instantly made a strong impression on me. At the time, in my early teens, I struggled with depression and suicidal…